List of supreme courts by country

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This is a list— by country — of the highest court (supreme court) in each country. Some countries have more than one "supreme" court.

List of supreme courts[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates that the court is not independent of either the legislature and/or executive of that country.

States recognised by the United Nations[edit]

State Court(s)
 Afghanistan Supreme Court of Afghanistan
 Albania Constitutional Court of Albania, Supreme Court of Albania
 Algeria Supreme Court of Algeria
 Andorra Superior Court of Justice
 Angola Supreme Court of Angola, Constitutional Court of Angola
 Antigua and Barbuda Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see below)
 Argentina Supreme Court of Argentina
 Armenia Constitutional Court of Armenia
 Australia High Court of Australia
 Austria Constitutional Court of Austria, Administrative Court of Austria, Supreme Court of Justice
 Azerbaijan Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan, Supreme Court of Azerbaijan
 Bahamas Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Bahrain High Civil Appeals Court of Bahrain
 Bangladesh Supreme Court of Bangladesh
 Barbados Supreme Court of Judicature
 Belarus Supreme Court of Belarus, Constitutional Court of Belarus*
 Belgium Court of Cassation
 Belize Supreme Court of Belize
 Benin Constitutional Court of Benin, Supreme Court of Benin, High Court of Justice
 Bhutan Supreme Court of Bhutan
 Bolivia Supreme Court of Bolivia
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Botswana Court of Appeal
 Brazil Supreme Federal Court
 Brunei Supreme Court of Brunei, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Bulgaria Supreme Court of Cassation of Bulgaria, Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria
 Burkina Faso Supreme Court of Burkina Faso
 Burundi Supreme Court of Burundi
 Cambodia Supreme Council of the Magistracy
 Cameroon Supreme Court of Cameroon*
 Canada Supreme Court of Canada
 Cape Verde Supreme Tribunal of Justice
 Central African Republic Supreme Court of the Central African Republic, Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic
 Chad Supreme Court of Chad, Constitutional Council of Chad
 Chile Supreme Court of Chile
 China Supreme People's Court*, Court of Final Appeal (Macau), Court of Final Appeal (Hong Kong)
 Colombia Supreme Court of Justice, Council of State, Constitutional Court of Colombia, Superior Council of the Judiciary
 Comoros Supreme Court of the Comoros
Republic of the Congo Congo-Brazzaville Supreme Court of Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo-Kinshasa Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation
 Costa Rica Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica
 Croatia Supreme Court of Croatia
 Cuba People's Supreme Court of Cuba*
 Cyprus Supreme Court of Cyprus
 Czech Republic Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, Supreme Court of the Czech Republic
 Denmark Supreme Court of Denmark
 Djibouti Supreme Court of Djibouti
 Dominica Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see below)
 Dominican Republic Supreme Court of Justice
 East Timor Supreme Court of Justice
 Ecuador Supreme Court of Ecuador*
 Egypt Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt
 El Salvador Supreme Court of El Salvador
 Equatorial Guinea Supreme Court of Equatorial Guinea
 Eritrea High Court of Eritrea
 Estonia Supreme Court of Estonia
 Ethiopia Federal Supreme Court
 Fiji Supreme Court of Fiji
 Finland Supreme Court of Finland, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland
 France Court of Cassation, Council of State, Constitutional Council
 Gabon Supreme Court of Gabon
 Gambia Supreme Court of the Gambia
 Georgia Constitutional Court of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
 Germany Constitutional Court, Federal Court of Justice, Federal Administrative Court, Federal Finance Court, Federal Labour Court, Federal Social Court
 Ghana Supreme Court of Ghana
 Greece Court of Cassation, Council of State, Court of Audit
 Grenada Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see below)
 Guatemala Supreme Court of Justice, Constitutional Court
 Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court of Guinea-Bissau
Guinea Guinea-Conakry Supreme Court of Guinea
 Guyana Supreme Court of Judicature[1]
 Haiti Supreme Court of Haiti
 Honduras Supreme Court of Honduras
 Hungary Constitutional Court of Hungary
 Iceland Supreme Court of Iceland
 India Supreme Court of India
 Indonesia Supreme Court of Indonesia, Constitutional Court of Indonesia
 Iran Supreme Court of Iran, High Council of the Judiciary
 Iraq Supreme Court of Iraq
 Ireland Supreme Court of Ireland
 Israel Supreme Court of Israel
 Italy Constitutional Court of Italy, Supreme Court of Cassation
 Ivory Coast Supreme Court of the Ivory Coast
 Jamaica Court of Appeal, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Japan Supreme Court of Japan
 Jordan Court of Cassation
 Kazakhstan Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan
 Kenya Supreme Court of Kenya
 Kiribati Court of Appeal of Kiribati, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Kuwait High Court of Appeal of Kuwait
 Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan*
 Laos People's Supreme Court of Laos
 Latvia Constitutional Court of Latvia
 Lebanon Court of Cassation, Constitutional Council
 Lesotho High Court of Lesotho
 Liberia Supreme Court of Liberia
 Libya Supreme Court of Libya
 Liechtenstein Supreme Court of Liechtenstein
 Lithuania Constitutional Court of Lithuania
 Luxembourg Superior Court of Justice, Constitutional Court, Administrative Court
 Macedonia Supreme Court of Macedonia, Constitutional Court of Macedonia
 Madagascar Supreme Court of Madagascar
 Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal
 Malaysia Federal Court of Malaysia*
 Maldives Supreme Court of the Maldives
 Mali Supreme Court of Mali
 Malta Constitutional Court of Malta, Court of Civil Appeals of Malta, Court of Criminal Appeals of Malta
 Marshall Islands Supreme Court of the Marshall Islands
 Mauritania Supreme Court of Mauritania
 Mauritius Supreme Court of Mauritius, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Mexico Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation
 Micronesia Supreme Court of Micronesia
 Moldova Supreme Court of Justice of Moldova
 Monaco Supreme Court of Monaco
 Mongolia Constitutional Court of Mongolia, Supreme Court of Mongolia
 Montenegro Constitutional Court of Montenegro
 Morocco Supreme Court of Morocco
 Mozambique Supreme Court of Mozambique
 Myanmar Supreme Court of Myanmar, Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar
 Namibia Supreme Court of Namibia
 Nauru Supreme Court of Nauru, High Court of Australia
   Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal
 Netherlands Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Council of State
 New Zealand Supreme Court of New Zealand
 Nicaragua Supreme Court of Nicaragua
 Niger Supreme Court of Niger, Constitutional Court of Niger
 Nigeria Supreme Court of Nigeria
 North Korea Supreme Court of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea*[2]
 Norway Supreme Court of Norway
 Oman Supreme Court of Oman*
 Pakistan Supreme Court of Pakistan
 Palau Supreme Court of Palau
 Palestine High Judicial Council
 Panama Supreme Court of Justice
 Papua New Guinea Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea
 Paraguay Supreme Court of Justice
 Peru Supreme Court of Peru
 Philippines Supreme Court of the Philippines
 Poland Supreme Court of Poland, Constitutional Tribunal
 Portugal Constitutional Court of Portugal, Supreme Court of Justice
 Qatar Court of Cassation of Qatar*
 Romania High Court of Cassation and Justice
 Russia Supreme Court of Russia
 Rwanda Supreme Court of Rwanda
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see below)
 Saint Lucia Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see below)
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see below)
 Samoa Court of Appeal of Samoa
 San Marino Council of Twelve
 São Tomé and Príncipe Supreme Court of São Tomé and Príncipe
 Saudi Arabia Supreme Council of Justice
 Senegal Court of Cassation
 Serbia Supreme Court of Cassation
 Seychelles Supreme Court of Seychelles
 Sierra Leone Supreme Court of Sierra Leone
 Singapore Supreme Court of Singapore*
 Slovakia Supreme Court of Slovakia
 Slovenia Supreme Court of Slovenia
 Solomon Islands Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands
 Somalia Constitutional Court
 South Africa Constitutional Court of South Africa
 South Korea Supreme Court of South Korea, Constitutional Court of South Korea
 South Sudan Supreme Court of South Sudan
 Spain Supreme Court of Spain
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
 Sudan Supreme Court of Sudan*
 Suriname High Court of Justice of Suriname
 Swaziland High Court of Swaziland
 Sweden Supreme Court of Sweden, Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden
  Switzerland Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland
 Syria Supreme Constitutional Court of Syria, High Judicial Council
 Tajikistan Supreme Court of Tajikistan*
 Tanzania Court of Appeal of Tanzania
 Thailand Supreme Court of Thailand
 Togo Supreme Court of Togo
 Tonga Court of Appeal of Tonga, Privy Council of Tonga (hereditary estates and titles)
 Trinidad and Tobago Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago,[3] Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Tunisia Court of Cassation*
 Turkey Constitutional Court of Turkey
 Turkmenistan Supreme Court of Turkmenistan
 Tuvalu Tuvalu Court of Appeal, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Uganda Supreme Court of Uganda
 Ukraine Supreme Court of Ukraine, Constitutional Court of Ukraine
 United Arab Emirates Federal Supreme Court
 United Kingdom Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, High Court of Justiciary (Scotland–Criminal Appeals)
 United States Supreme Court of the United States
 Uruguay Supreme Court of Uruguay
 Uzbekistan Supreme Court of Uzbekistan
 Vanuatu Supreme Court of Vanuatu
  Vatican City Supreme Court of Vatican City
 Venezuela Supreme Tribunal of Justice
 Vietnam Supreme People's Court of Vietnam*
 Yemen Supreme Court of Yemen*
 Zambia Constitutional Court of Zambia, Supreme Court of Zambia
 Zimbabwe Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe, Supreme Court of Zimbabwe

States recognised by at least one United Nations member[edit]

State Court(s)
 Abkhazia Supreme Court of Abkhazia
 Cook Islands Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Kosovo Supreme Court of Kosovo
 Niue Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see below)
 Northern Cyprus Supreme Court of Northern Cyprus
 Taiwan Supreme Court of the Republic of China, Constitutional Court of the Judicial Yuan
 South Ossetia Supreme Court of South Ossetia
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara Supreme Court of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

States not recognised by any United Nations members[edit]

State Court(s)
 Nagorno-Karabakh Supreme Court of Nagorno-Karabakh
 Somaliland Constitutional Court of Somaliland
 Transnistria Supreme Court of Transnistria

Sui generis entities[edit]

State Court(s)
 European Union European Court of Justice
 Sovereign Military Order of Malta Magistral Court of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

International courts[edit]

There are a number of international courts that are the highest courts of appeal for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), European Union (EU), and some of the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations respectively. However, the members of those organisations do sometimes have high courts of their own and their jurisdiction may be limited: for example the EU's court of justice can only interpret EU law and treaties, domestic cases cannot be appealed.

Organisation Court(s)
Benelux Benelux Union Benelux Court of Justice
 Caribbean Community Caribbean Court of Justice
Commonwealth of Nations Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Council of Europe European Court of Human Rights
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Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guyana". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Korea, North". The World Factbook. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 2009-12-06.